Phoenix Suns fans have extra reason to celebrate this holiday season, as the franchise makes its first Christmas Day appearance since Arizona sports betting launched.
The Suns last played on Christmas Day in 2009, beating the L.A. Clippers, 124-93.
Back among the NBA elite, Phoenix (25-5) gets a prime holiday spot on ABC as it faces the 25-6 Golden State Warriors at 3 p.m. Arizona time from the Footprint Center.
Suns Big Favorites in Final Pre-Holiday Game
Before Phoenix can revel in the Christmas spotlight, it hosts 11-19 Oklahoma City in a game that features one-sided odds — but a possible NBA betting trap game for the top team in the Pacific Division.
The oddsmakers at BetMGM Arizona have the Suns at -14.5 (-110) with a moneyline of -1100 for Thursday’s 7 p.m. tipoff at the Footprint Center.
The story is much the same at FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona, where the Suns are currently 15-point favorites with a -1500 moneyline.
One thing to keep an eye on if you’re wagering — the Thunder are coming off a three-game winning streak, beating the Clippers (104-103), Memphis (102-99), and Denver (108-94) during that span.
The Suns are on a four-game winning streak in which they’ve scored 110 points or more in all but one game.
Suns Early Favorites on Christmas Day
We’re two days away from Saturday’s Suns-Warriors showdown, so early lines from Arizona betting apps are limited.
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Suns at -3.5 with a -165 moneyline, compared to +145 for the Warriors.
The Emperor has the over/under at 228.5 total points.
What Promos Can Suns Fans Expect Christmas Day?
Operators are pulling out all the stops for the NBA’s Christmas schedule, giving Suns fans an additional reason to be thankful this holiday season.
Over at BetMGM Arizona, fans can score a $10 free bet when they wager $25 or more on any NBA game. To take advantage of the offer, users must opt into the promotion and bet $25 on NBA games played between now and Dec. 26. The operator is also offering a Parlay Boost Token that can be used on NBA games between now and Christmas Day
FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona is doing a Bet $5, Win $150 promotion for customers who place their first wager on any Christmas NBA game. The operator also has its Santa Barkley promotion, where they offer $7 million in promotions and giveaways between now and Tuesday in partnership with NBA legend Charles Barkley.
At Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, fans can score an authentic NBA jersey when they bet $100 in real money wagers on any NBA game that takes place between now and Jan. 19 with minimum odds of -200. As part of the deal, users receive a $150 NBA store gift card to spend on a jersey of their choice.